Properties that include green space and common areas in which people can interact are more beautiful, livable and desirable. However, attracting people means attracting and parking their cars.
Parking, while a necessity, is not the highest and best use of land on any project.
Architects and developers regularly have to compromise design or reduce revenue generating space to accommodate required parking. In many cases space is at a premium, and the project can’t go forward unless the architect can somehow “create space” to get the parking density needed.
The compact Robotic Parking System is the solution. Minimizing the impact of parking creates more space that can benefit the property as a whole.
Robotic Parking Systems use an average of 50% less land area for the same amount of parking as compared to conventional concrete ramp style garages. On the basis of volume, the system can provide 2 to 3 times more parking spaces compared to concrete ramps. Typically, concrete ramps are designed up to a maximum of 6 or 7 levels. A Robotic Parking System can go up to 15 or more levels.
Taking this into account, a Robotic Parking System can provide 6 times the amount of parking on the same footprint compared to a concrete ramp garage.
Case Study: Developer Can Save Over 60,000 Square Feet
Here’s a design case study that shows how Robotic Parking Systems created space for the architects and developers of a convention center complex.
We designed two options for 1200 parking spaces that will free up an additional 60,000 square feet of land area.
Convention Center Option 1 saves the project 59,202 square feet of land area and gives the developer the option of adding an entire additional building. The developer gains approximately 25,833 square feet of GFA per floor of the additional building.
Click here to see the full design image of Option 1 shown above.
Convention Center Option 2 saves even more space. It shows a different arrangement of the development where the parking garage is centered resulting in less foot traffic and a similar gain in additional floor area. The project gains 91,463 square feet of land area for two additional buildings. This gives the developer approximately 41,132 square feet of GFA per floor of the additional buildings.
Click here to see the full design image of Option 2 shown to the left.